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Leigh Hunt

English critic, essayist, poet and writer

1784   -   1859

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Great Britain
language of expression: English
educated at: Christ's Hospital
occupation: journalist, poet, autobiographer, writer, literary critic, translator

James Henry Leigh Hunt (19 October 1784 – 28 August 1859), best known as Leigh Hunt, was an English critic, essayist and poet. Hunt co-founded The Examiner, a leading intellectual journal expounding radical principles. He was the centre of the Hampstead-based group that included William Hazlitt and Charles Lamb, known as the 'Hunt circle'. Hunt also introduced John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Browning and Alfred Lord Tennyson to the public. Hunt's presence at Shelley's funeral on the beach near Viareggio was immortalised in the painting by Louis Édouard Fournier, although in reality Hunt did not stand by the pyre, as portrayed. Hunt inspired aspects of the Harold Skimpole character in Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House.
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works

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Bacchus and Ariadne

poem by Leigh Hunt

author: Leigh Hunt

The Descent of Liberty

play written by Leigh Hunt

author: Leigh Hunt

The Palace of Pleasure

1801 poem written by Leigh Hunt

author: Leigh Hunt

1801

The Round Table

book by William Hazlitt

author: William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt

1817

Jenny Kissed Me

poem written by Leigh Hunt

author: Leigh Hunt

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